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fortune. how much of a fortune is it? dr. sanjay gupta on a major discovery in a war against a disease that kills millions. >>> four decades after their murders horrified the country, what became of charles manson and his twisted followers. we begin with new signs the recession is slowing. they come with a potential price. new taxes possibly for you. will president obama end up breaking a campaign promise not to raise taxes even a single dime on the middle class? this weekend a pair of the president's top economic advisers refuse to rule out new taxes to close the budget gap a short fall that grows the economy in a recession but could hurt it later. your money, your future, your taxes. ali velshi has it covered. bottom line, is everybody going to start paying more in taxes? >> six, even, eight months ago we couldn't get through a night without talking about the terrible things happening in the economy. before we get to taxes let's tet you what is going on. we have good reports. we know the stock market starts to recover before the rest of the economy in a recession. go back to election
chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta brings us some special insights into this discussion. he served as a white house fellow during the clinton years and witnessed firsthand a failed battle for health care reform. >>> but first a closer look now at the make-or-break move that the democrats are considering. elaine quijano joins us at the white house. >> reporter: good morning, don. top democrats close to the white house tell ed henry that in fact officials are "actively considering" this option. it is basically an obscure budget move called reconciliation. what it would mean is that in the senate instead of needing 60 votes to get the legislation through, they'd only need a simple majority or 51 votes. no final decision has been made on this, and in fact this is an option that has been on the table all along. but what's different now of course is the context. it is august, just weeks away from when congress gets back from the recess. the white house is facing skepticism from conservative democrats as well. >> what about the white house message? there's been criticism that not e
. thank you. >> thank you very much. >>> we'll be checking with "360" m.d., dr. sanjay gupta. keeping them honest. while you're at ac360.com, check it out. citigroup, you bailed it out. now they want to make their traders richer, $100 million richer, one trader. >>> and michael phelps involved in a car crash. we'll bring you the latest from "360," when we continue. imodium multi-symptom relief combines two powerful medicines for fast relief of your diarrhea symptoms, so you can get back out there. imodium. get back out there. we're shopping for car insurance, and our friends said we should start here. good friends -- we compare our progressive direct rates, apples to apples, against other top companies, to help you get the best price. how do you do that? with a touch of this button. can i try that? [ chuckles ] wow! good luck getting your remote back. it's all right -- i love this channel. shopping less and saving more. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> breaking news tonight involving olympic gold medalist michael phelps. his cadillac escalade hit a honda accord. the honda
and a proper care. dr. sanjay gupta, cbs news, springfield, massachusetts. >> tributes pouring in for long-time columnist robert novak, who died this week of brain cancer. he reporteded from washington for 50 years, becoming a legal conservative voice in print and on television. robert novak was 78 years old. >>> and this morning on the early show, a closer look at the side effects of a cervical cancer drug. it's critical that i stick to my medication. i cannot be one of the 61 million americans who do not refill their prescriptions on time. readyfill at cvs pharmacy automatically refills my prescriptions and reminds me to pick them up. you mean, reminds me to pick them up. [ chuckles ] stop by your local cvs pharmacy to ask if readyfill is right for you, and get a $25 coupon book. readyfill, only at cvs pharmacy. - how? - well, funny you should ask. say i stay 5 nights on business, then 5 nights on a family vacay, boom. free night. welcomerewards. smart. so smart. when i joined the national guard, i never thought i'd be saving lives. it's more than money for college. it's built my charact
work in massachusetts where it was imposed three years ago? dr. sanjay gupta went to find out. >> reporter: you're looking at the second busiest emergency room in the state. they treat over 100,000 patients over a year. here's the thing, another to this doctor who runs the e.r., a quarter of them don't need his services. >> the way i would phrase is i think there are alternative sites of care that would be more appropriate. >> reporter: he means a primary care's doctor's office. >> the majority of users have a doctor's office and a primary doctor's office but come here because they don't have access. >> reporter: like kenneth mills, who's in pain from a bowling injury. >> i want to call my doctor but wouldn't be able to get in to see him. >> reporter: he is bruised and broken and could have easily been treated outside the emergency room. are you surprised you had to come to the emergency room? >> i wish i had a primary. i wouldn't have to wait as long. >> reporter: that's the issue. there aren't enough doctors. that's a real problem. we have more than 16,000 primary doctors sh
on in this health care debate. joining from us the cnn center in atlanta, dr. sanjay gupta. he's our chief medical correspondent. he's a practice neurosurgeon. joining us from nashville tennessee, bill frist. a heart transplant surgeon. former senator majority leader. his new book entitled "a heart to serve the passion to bring health, hope and healing." that comes out in october. we're looking forward to that. in cleveland, ohio, dr. miking roizen, he's the wellness officer and chairman at the wellness institute at the famed cleveland clinic. he's the author of "you staying young." and dr. james rowhak. he's a cardiologist himself. let me start with sanjay gupta. sanjay, viewers are confused. debate is rages across the country. what's the most important thing that we have understand about this debate right now? >> it's a good question. obviously, there's a lot of different issues here. let me try and boil it down to get back to the basics. autopsy since the beginning of this, you've heard the president talk about the health care and in the economy. and when asked how can he afford to this this wi
medical correspondent and cbs news contributor dr. sanjay gupta. >> amanda gutierrez? >> reporter: you're looking at the second-busiest emergency room in the state. they treat over 100,000 patients a year. but here's the thing, according to dr. niels rathlev, who runs the e.r., a quarter of them don't need his services. >> the way i would phrase it is to say i think that alternative sites of care that would be more appropriate. >> reporter: he means a primary care doctor's office. >> the majority of patients who are frequent utilizers at the emergency department actually have insurance, they have a primary care physician, but they choose to come to the e.d. because they don't have access. >> reporter: like kenneth mills who's in pain from a bowling injury. >> i want to call my doctor this morning but i wouldn't be able to get into see him. >> reporter: mills is bruised, not broken and could have easily been treated outside the emergency room. are you sort of surprised you had to come to the emergency room to take care of something like this? >> i wish i had a primary doctor i could cal
to vital signs. i'm dr. sanjay gupta. our medicines know no boundaries, and today our focus is in and around rio de janeiro. it's no surprise they call this the marvel city. make no mistake, the country is still a developing nation, facing all the challenges that go along with it. in two decades, though, brazil has been the country in the present when it comes to aids policy. 200,000 patients have access to a government treatment program that has become an example around the world. when it becomes impress civil low, the face of the disease is changing. the -- will the brazilian model continue to keep the country on top of the epidemic? friday night, on the streets of rio, even in heels, maria stands under five feet tall, but she's kmfr comfortable, even confident on this corner. at 62, she's been working these streets for a lifetime now. she knows the bar owners, the clients, and the other prostitutes. and she also knows the devastating effects hiv has had on her community. >> translator: i lost a lot of friends, many, many friends to aids, she tells us. >> the epidemic span
be hectic. dr. sanjay gupta looks at how stress can lead to depression. >> reporter: until last year, stephanie had always been physically and socially active. but overwhelming stress led to a crisis. >> i moved to a new city. and then i took a new job. and then i found myself traveling a lot for work, and being alone, isolated. >> reporter: and depressed. >> it felt like there was this black cloud following me around. >> reporter: psychiatrist charles says the adversities and pressures of modern life are causing more and more people to suffer from depression. he is concerned that it's starting to reach epidemic proportions. >> what causes depression, it really boils down to the end of the day to stress, psycho social stress, all the things that make us miserable in life. >> reporter: she sought the advice of a counselor who helped her develop stress reduction therapies, and to reengage socially. she began to once again enjoy the things she loved, painting, volunteering. >> and finally, when it lifted, i remember standing and i thought i didn't realize how bad i felt until i felt bet
program note, starting the week of september 7th, michael, peter bergen, dr. sanjay gupta and i will be reporting from afghanistan with american forces at the front line in their battle with the taliban. >>> tell us what you think, join the live chat at ac360.com. >>> will those be able to stick together as-f it comes to passing a democrat-only plan? new details on how that might happen. and barney frank's reaction to one who called obama a nazi. >>> later, randi kaye is back with more on dr. arne klein, and investigators came calling again on him today. ntduciprg thonall i a w chsey riuioux. with an epa estimated 32 miles per gallon. and up to 600 miles between fill ups. it's the most fuel efficient crossover on the highway. better than honda cr-v, toyota rav4 and even the ford escape hybrid. the all new chevy equinox. rondee essi nes eveqno that can take so much out of you. i feel like i have to wind myself up just to get out of bed. then...well... i have to keep winding myself up to deal with the sadness, the loss of interest, the trouble concentrating, the lack of energy. i
cost in your hospital bill. our dr. sanjay gupta breaks it all down for you. >>> good morning, everybody, i'm heidi collins, it's tuesday, august 11th, and you are in the "cnn newsroom." >>> make or break month in health care reform. as you know, congress is in recession, and the lawmakers have gone back home, they're getting a real earful from angry constituents. in fact, we've got our crews all over the country to bring you the forum and faceoffs that are happening this morning. jessica yellin is, in fact, in pennsylvania where one senator has already faced crowds, we'll tell you all about that, arlen specter there, of course, and ali velshi aboard the cnn express. his first stop is chattanooga, tennessee. americans are telling their own stories on health care reform. >>> and today rowlands is following a mission to bring health care to everyone. today, people line up for free clinic in los angeles. >>> first, i want to give you a glimpse of what lawmakers are facing as they host meetings with constituents. >> we're number 60 in line, and there's probably 400 or 500 behind u
and practicing neurosurgeon dr. sanjay gupta is taking your questions. i got one for you, sanjay, from a viewer from illinois. take a listen. >> this is anna from illinois and i was wondering with the new health care reform if doctors will be able to opt out of taking these patients that have this insurance done by the government because reimbursement rates may be too low for them and how that's going to affect the patients with less physicians to choose from. >> this is such an interesting question, it comes up a lot. you have insurance, what do you do with it? you find a doctor, how good is that insurance for you? >> nothing. >> that's the heart of anna's question. a couple of points, one is we don't have enough primary care doctors in this country, we're about 16,000 short, problem number one, problem number two, and i think this is what she's asking about. doctors aren't required or mandated in any way to take any particular type of insurance. we've seen in before with regard to doctors, for example, not taking medicare in the past. if they do accept it, you continue seeing your own doctor,
th, michael, peter bergen, dr. sanjay gupta and i will be reporting from afghanistan with american forces at the front line in their battle with the taliban. >>> tell us what you think, join the live chat at ac360.com. >>> will those be able to stick together as-f it comes to passing a democrat-only plan? new details on how that might happen. and barney frank's reaction to one who called obama a nazi. >>> later, randi kaye is back with more on dr. arne klein, and investigators came calling again on him today. >>> president obama appealed to faith-based groups for their help on health care reform. he spoke on a conference call estimated streamed to 140,000 people online. on the ground opponents speaking loudly face to face, protesters there in macon, georgia, confronting congressman jim marshall, a blue dog democrat. he's on the fence but said today he would consider any reasonable reform plan. question is, will he help president obama and other democrats if it comes down to going alone or without bipartisan support? senior political analyst david gergen, paul begala and amy holmes.
. posttraumatic stress disorder. dr. sanjay gupta looks at how the soldiers are trying to cope and the degree of which the illnesses force them to cope coming up in a few moments. co. you just love the aromas of beef tenderloin... and, ooh, rotisserie chicken. yes, you do. [ barks ] yeah. you're so special, you deserve a very special dog food. [ woman ] introducing chef michael's canine creations. the deliciously different way to serve up your love at mealtime. chef-inspired. dog-desired. chef michael's canine creations. you hungry? yeah. me too. (door crashes in) (broadview alarm) (gasp and scream) go! go! go! go! go! go! (phone rings) hello? this is mark with broadview security. is everything okay? no. someone just tried to break in. i'm sending help right now. thank you. (announcer) brink's home security is now broadview security. call now to install the standard system for just $99. the proven technology of a broadview security system delivers rapid response from highly trained professionals, 24 hours a day. call now to get the $99 installation, plus a second keypad installed free. and, y
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and strain of service in iraq and afghanistan and the toll it takes on military families. dr. sanjay gupta reports next hour. >>> and this mayor doesn't just talk the talk, he walks the walk. and saturday night he paid the price. well update the case and the condition of milwaukee mayor, turned hero, tom baret. >>> well, first, they said that he was poisoned. then it was syphilis and maybe blood letting and even a bad pork dinner. mozart's been dead for more than 200 years, and since then there have been that many theories as to what killed him at 35. here's the least dramatic yet. and researchers think that strep throat silenced the composer. they went beyond the symptoms and looked at the death patterns are circa vienna 1991. >>> the gang problem, one man was doing something about it and it was working. turning gangsters into legit and successful citizens. now his program is in big, big trouble. ( car door closes ) ooooch! hot seat! hot! hot! hot! time to check your air conditioning? come to meineke now and get a free ac system check. at meineke, you're always the driver. >>> murders, ro
of you are confused about health care reform. what will it mean to all of us. dr. sanjay gupta is answering some of your questions head on. on call for you in a couple of minutes. >>> and there are small signs of a stall with cuba after president obama was sworn in to office. what's changed now? live in havana for the latest. all coming up right now for you. right now, 45 minutes past the hour. (male announcer) if you've had a heart attack caused by a completely blocked artery, another heart attack could be lurking, waiting to strike. a heart attack caused by a clot, one that could be fatal. but plavix helps save lives. plavix, taken with other heart medicines goes beyond what other heart medicines do alone to provide greater protection against heart attack or stroke and even death by helping to keep blood platelets from sticking together and forming clots. ask your doctor about plavix, protection that helps save lives. (female announcer) if you have stomach ulcer or othp$ condition that causes bleeding, you should not use plavix. when taking plavix alone or with some other med
. but chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta explains why the issue went beyond politics for kennedy. >> reporter: in 1964, less than a year after his brother was assassinated, senator kennedy had his own brush with death. >> senator edward m. kennedy was seriously injured when his plane crashed. >> reporter: the crash killed the pilot and a close aide. kennedy was in the hospital for months. >> this was, i think, the first one of his first experiences of how completely vulnerable and helpless he could be. he had back problems for the rest of his life. >> reporter: and that was just one piece of an excruciating family medical chart. the senator's father had a bad stroke, but lingered on for seven years. sister rosemary spent most of her life in an institution. senator kennedy helped write the 1990 americans with disabilities act. his son patrick, later a congressman had severe asthma and more recently talked openly about his depression and his substance abuse. and there was cancer. in 1973, the senator's son, teddy jr., then 12, was diagnosed with bone cancer. he survived but only af
are the sorts of argument and counterargument right there. >> dr. sanjay gupta helping to straight ten all o straighten it all out for us. appreciate it. >> thanks, john. >>> the cost of doing nothing. the staggering amount of waste in health care. i think it's millions? billions? think higher, way higher. tom foreman's running the numbers for-u keeping them honest. >>> also, the latest search involving michael jackson's doctor and the powerful drug that no one should get outside a hospital. jackson was reportedly getting at home. >>> as you have no doubt noticed, who could miss it, the debate over health care reform seems to be get louder each and every day. as the decibels climb, here at "360" we are committed to filtering out the racket and focusing on the facts. so tonight we are digging deeper on a new number recently thrown into the debate. $1.2 trillion. according to the accounting firm price waterhouse coopers, that's how much of our health care dollars are flat out wasted each and every year. it's also fully half of what the u.s. spends each year on health care. how could we be wast
another key senator in a moment and check the facts with our own dr. sanjay gupta. but first, candy crowley has the "raw politics." >> if it's okay with you, i'll get started. >> reporter: senator chuck grassley holds his 72nd town hall meeting of the year. what a year. >> we're here at a time when i sense that people are scared for our country. >> reporter: his town halls have been twice, sometimes three times as big as he's had in previous years. so many hands in the air, so many cross currents. >> i need to know what are you doing to these insurance companies that are just putting everything in their pocket. >> simple math, even for this southern iowa redneck? so we can cover the people who want coverage with a private policy. >> reporter: making his way through the questions festering in the iowa countryside, grassley is really in a minefield. why does he support cuts in medicare? he doesn't. will he support a plan with a government insurance option? no. and about those so-called death panels, a term critics use to argue against a provision they say will put the federal governme
you. >>> also live with dr. sanjay gupta. he takes us inside a crime lab for behind the scenes look of the reality of csi. we even bothe osteoporosis. but we're active. especially when we vacation. so when i heard about reclast, the only once-a-year iv osteoporosis treatment, i called joni. my doctor said reclast helps restrengthen our bones to help make them resistant to fracture. and reclast is approved to help protect from fracture in more places: hip, spine, even other bones. (announcer) you should never take reclast if you're on zometa, have low blood calcium, kidney problems. or you're pregnant, plan to become pregnant or nursing. take calcium and vitamin d daily. tell your doctor if you develop severe muscle, bone or joint pain or if you have dental problems, as rarely, jaw problems have been reported. the most common side effects include flu-like symptoms, fever, muscle or joint pain and headache. nothing strengthens you like an old friendship. but when it comes to our bones, we both look to reclast. you've gotta ask your doctor! or call 1-866-51-reclast. year-long protectio
. >> sanjay, appreciate it. dr. sanjay gupta tonight from dublin. >>> more on the life of ted kennedy ahead, including a look at the tragedies and scandals he couldn't escape throughout his life. >>> first, erica hill joins us with the 360 bulletin. >> anderson, one of iraq's top shiite leaders died today after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. abdel aziz al hakim died in iran where he had been receiving treatment for more than two years. his body will now be sent to iraq for burial in his hometown. iraqi prime minister nuri al maliki said al hakim was like a brother to him. >>> accusing governor mark sanford of serious misconduct in office. south carolina's lieutenant governor called on the governor to step down. andre bauer offering to take over and drop his planned bid for governor in 2010 if governor sanford would quit in the next few weeks, but the governor declined. holding a news conference a few hours later to say he will not be, quote, railroaded out of office, and plans to finish his term. >>> in california, smoke from a 750-acre wildfire northeast of los angeles is making it dif
. and in atlanta, our own dr. sanjay gupta, cnn chief medical correspondent, and a practicing neurosurgeon. how will this debate about public access and the like affect you? will public option affect you, sanjay? >> probably not. in fact, the president has said people who have access to private insurance and whose premiums are not a certain percentage above their income won't be eligible for the public option so a lot of people it won't affect. that's really important because there was all this talk about people flooding the public option, not everyone is going to qualify myself included. you as well, larry. >> larry: dr. song, you favor it do you not? >> yes. i think the big reason is milton freeman who is an economist a lot of conservatives like to quote in 2001 had an essay that basically said the third payor system we have right now was the most cost ineffective system available. but since that time the insurance companies continue to grow. they -- their overall profits have increased by over 400% and the premiums have raised by greater than 87% during that time. i think the big concern is
, congressman ron paul, he's a doctor, dr. paul song and dr. sanjay gupta write their prescriptions for health care next. >> larry: since most of tonight is devoted to medicine, we want to remind you that friday night a major program, the full hour dealing with prostate cancer and among the guests will be colin powell and michael milken, friday night, one hour devoted to prostate cancer. three more doctors join us, congressman ron paul, republican of texas, medical doctor, by the way he was a flight surgeon in the u.s. air force and an obgyn in private practice. here in l.a., dr. paul song, he supports the president's health care initiative, believes there must be a public option. and in atlanta our own dr. sanjay gupta, cnn chief medical correspondent and a practicing neurosurgeon. how will this debate about public access and the like effect you? will public option effect you, sanjay? >> probably not and the president's said people who have private insurance and people who have access to private insurance and premiums are not above a certain percentage overall of their income aren't going to
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you both, very much. three more doctors coming. ron paul, and dr. sanjay gupta write their prescriptions for health care, next. the 61 million americans be onef who do not refill their prescriptions on time. readyfill at cvs pharmacy automatically refills my prescriptions and reminds me to pick them up. you mean, reminds me to pick them up. [ chuckles ] stop by your local cvs pharmacy to ask if readyfill is right for you, and get a $25 coupon book. readyfill, only at cvs pharmacy. ...or if you're already sick... ...or if you lose your job. your health insurance shouldn't either. so let's fix health care. if everyone's covered, we can make health care as affordable as possible. and the words "pre-existing condition" become a thing of the past... we're america's health insurance companies. supporting bipartisan reform that congress can build on. capturing the beauty of nature. that's my vision. every day, transitions lenses are there to help care for my sight. announcer: transitions lenses adjust to changing light to reduce glare and help protect your eyes from uv damag
either of you taking a trip. dr. sanjay gupta takes a look at futuristic medicine in today's "vital signs." >>> dr. chung regularly sees patients via the wireless robot. he can see patients in the room from just about everywhere. >> let's go live. >> we're here controlling this robot in santa barbara. we're here in texas. dr. chung does this all the time. he can control a robot in this hospital or anywhere in the world. >> anywhere around the world. >> a high quality robot allows his head to move from side to side. and record images from all angles. there's a laptop and remote joy stick that lets the doctor zoom in and check a patient's pupils. vital signs. even examine their brain scans remotely. a surgeon could essentially talk someone through an operation as if they were doing it themselves in real-time. >> for more on this and other exciting advances in medicine go to cnn.com/vitalsigns. >>> authorities in southern california are trying to figure out who poisoned more than 20 horses and why. apparently they were given leaves from the highly toxic oleander plant. ranch employees found
experts want to you know about cancer. our dr. sanjay gupta ringing in on that coming up. they are trying to find a cure for this. will we ever see one. 46 minutes after the hour. osteo. but we're active. especially when we vacation. so when i heard about reclast, the only once-a-year iv osteoporosis treatment, i called joni. my doctor said reclast helps restrengthen our bones to help make them resistant to fracture. and reclast is approved to help protect from fracture in more places: hip, spine, even other bones. (announcer) you should never take reclast if you're on zometa, have low blood calcium, kidney problems. or you're pregnant, plan to become pregnant or nursing. take calcium and vitamin d daily. tell your doctor if you develop severe muscle, bone or joint pain or if you have dental problems, as rarely, jaw problems have been reported. the most common side effects include flu-like symptoms, fever, muscle or joint pain and headache. nothing strengthens you like an old friendship. but when it comes to our bones, we both look to reclast. you've gotta ask your doctor! or call 1-866-5
and trikt whether you would be sick in the next three days. dr. sanjay gupta looks at this medicine in today's "vital signs." >> reporter: afghanistan, a u.s. soldier points his weapon and looks out over a remote landscape. for these troops miles away from the nearest field hospital, getting sick simply isn't an option. >> most of us had the flu. no matter how old or young you are, it can knock are now a loop. we don't want people going into battle who are not going to be performing optimally. they put themselves at risk and the rest of the troops at risk. >> reporter: keeping soldiers disease-free and combat ready is the job of duke researcher jeff ginsberg. in 2006, ginsberg's team of scientists was given more than $6 million by the u.s. department of defense. their task? develop a device that could predict the onset of infectious disease before symptoms even appear. >> for more on this and other exciting advances in medicine, go to cnn.com/vital signs. >> >>> st. louis police can no longer sport their tattoos. a ban on visible body art took effect last week and it's caused problems for so
. at least not yet. only on cnn. the hidden charges in your hospital bill. dr. sanjay gupta reveals medical injury secrets and why one surgery can cost more than your home. in a situation room investigation, children and babies baby in danger if swine flu strikes again. are we ready for thousands sick and dead. >>> i am wolf blitzer in cnn's command center for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports from around the world. you are in "the situation room." >>> at one point today, it looked like 68-year-old senator arlen specter was going to have to break up a fight or possibly get punched himself. that's how intense the debate over health care reform has become. tensions are flaring in town hall meetings across the country. there are calmer discussions going on as well. we are covering it all as part of our extensive coverage of this make or break month for health care reform. >> that's what america is about, is we have a vigorous debate. that's why we have a democracy. but i do hope that we will talk with each other and not over each other, because -- >>> our white house correspond
and well-being." >>> hello and welcome to "vital signs." i'm dr. sanjay gupta. our global look at health and medicine knows no boundaries. this month our focus is in and around r rio day jan era. make no mistake, the country of the future is still a developing nation, facing all the challenges that go along with it. for two decades, brazil has been the country of the president when it comes to aids policy. 2,000 people have access to people that is an example for the world. the face of the disease is changing. will new challenges mean new policy in the fight against hiv aids or will the brazilian model continue to keep the country on top of the global epidemic? friday night on the streets of rio, even in heels, maria stands under 5 feet tall, but she is comfortable, even confident on this corner. at 62, she's been working these streets for a lifetime now. she knows the bar owner, the clients and the other prostitutes. she also knows the devastating effect hiv aids has had on her community. >> translator: a lost a lot of friends, many, many friends to aids, she tells us. the impact of the
are coming back with problems. chief medical correspondent, dr. sanjay gupta, has more on this. >> there's blood everywhere. a little difficult to talk about sometimes. >> reporter: it's been a tough transition from fallujah back to small town america for marine veteran, matthew brown. >> you're constantly alert, looking around. is it a mcdonald's bag on the side of the road or just a bag? is someone trying to get me. it's different paranoia factors that weigh you on after a while. >> reporter: just 24 years old he joins the 1 in 5 iraq war veterans returning from combat with posttramatic stress disorder. ptsd. >> people knew i wasn't right in the head anymore. i wasn't the same person. and then i couldn't explain to them that there's no way i can be the same person after the things i've done and seen and has happened to me. >> reporter: his escape? abusing prescription painkillers and alcohol. at his worse, brown said he was drinking a fifth of liquor a day. >> the pain is always there, and it doesn't go away. but i was using way more than i was prescribed to and drinking on top of it.
correspondent dr. sanjay gupta of cnn joined anderson cooper last night to clarify this issue. >> the specifically looking that the idea of a medical profess n professional and a senior sitting down talking about living wills and different provisions, will they want certain measures taken near the time of death. all these sorts of things which sometimes happen in doctors' offices during routine office visits but sometimes don't, sometimes they're misunderstood and sometimes they're acted upon. i think that's what they're talking about here. having said that, we've been doing a lot of research on this particular issue. one thing that comes out and this came out of an article in the journal of the medical medical association. what is the impact of having this discussion, of a physician sitting down and having a discussion with a senior saying here are the various options near the end of your life. what the article concluded is people who have a discussion like that do tend to be less aggressive about their care after a physician spells out all of the different options. >> the a
medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta is at that summit and joining us live to talk about kennedy's battle with cancer. so, sanjay, as we look back over the life of senator kennedy, there have been many health issues if you would and this one, this brain cancer, was one that he was not expected to be able to beat. >> yeah, it is a grim diagnosis. as we've been talking about for sometime now, heidi, as you mentioned, we're here in ireland which is also -- he is irish american and this is the place of his ancestry and also the global cancer summit. whereas you might imagine, heidi, he has had tremendous impact on cancer in the united states but also around the world, so a lot of the meetings today and the discussions surrounded ted kennedy. you and i started obviously talking about his most recent diagnosis in may of last year, 15 months ago. i wanted to sort of give you an idea of how things have progressed since then. senator ted kennedy learned his diagnosis in may, 2008. a brain tumor, called a malignant glioma. it's a deadly cancer that strikes about 10,000 americans a year. it
that visit without either of you taking a trip. dr. sanjay gupta takes a look at some futuristic medicine in today's "vital signs." >> reporter: dr. chung regularly sees patients via the wireless robot. he can portal inside a patient's room from just about anywhere. >> okay. let's go live. we are here controlling this robot in santa barbara. we're in it texas. dr. chung does this all the time. he can be here controlling a robot in this hospital or anywhere in the world right. >> anywhere around the world. >> reporter: the high quality camera allows the robot to turn its head side to side and record images from all angles. there is a lap top and remote joy stick that lets a doctor zoom in and check the patient's pupils, vital signs, even examine brain scans remotely. a surgeon could essentially talk someone through an operation as if they were doing it themselves in real time. >> for more on this and other exciting advances in medicine go to cnn.com/vital signs. >>> the house has agreed to give the cash for clunkers program another $2 billion but the senate hasn't made a move yet so it is
. dr. sanjay gupta takes a look at some futuristic medicine in today's "vital signs." >> reporter: dr. chung regularly sees patients via the wireless robot. he can portal inside a patient's room from just about anywhere. >> let's go live. >> reporter: we are here controlling this robot in santa barbara, ear we're here in texas. dr. chung does this all the time. you can be controlling a robot in this hospital or anywhere in the world, right? >> anywhere around the world. >> reporter: a high-quality camera allows the robot to move its head from side to side and record images from all angles. there's a laptop, and remote joy stick that lets the doctor zoom in and check a patient's pupils. vital signs. even examine their brain scans remotely. a surgeon could essentially talk someone through an operation as if they were doing it themselves. in real time. >> for more on this and other exciting advances in medicine, go to our website, cnn.com/vital signs. >>> a manhunt is under way in israel for a gunman who opened fire at a youth club for gay teens. a 17-year-old girl and a 26-year-old man
. sanjay gupta looks at futuristic medicine in today's "vital signs". >> reporter: dr. chung regularly see s patients via the wireless robot. he can see patients in a room from just about anywhere. >> let's go live, we're here controlling this robot in santa barbara. we're here in texas. dr. chung does this all time. he could control a robot in this hospital or anywhere in the world. >> anywhere in the world. >> reporter: a high quality camera allows the robot to move its head from side to side and record images from all angles. there is a laptop, and a remote joy stick that lets the doctor zoom in and check a patient's pupils, vital signs, even examine their brain scans remotely. a surgeon could essentially talk someone through an operation as if they were doing it themselves, in real time. >> for more on this and other exciting advances in medicine, go to our website, cnn.com/vitalsigns. >>> 31 toledo police officers laid off because of budget cuts are getting their jobs back. the city is using a grant from the federal economic recovery program to pay for the return. toledo is getting an
critics as well. then our dr. sanjay gupta is actually taking some of your questions. health care reform and your college students. what you need to know. we'll get to all of that. >>> first we begin in iowa where a leading republican faces the prospect of a long day and short tempers. senator chuck grassley is holding four town hall meetings on health care reform. senior political correspondent candy crowley is in winter set. candy, once again this could get pretty heated. >> it could. but remember, first of all, that i was pretty used to political debate, that senator grassley has been around the u.s. senate for three decades, been around iowa a lot longer. he's a farmer here, native of iowa. he says he's been to -- hosted about 2,800 town hall meetings over the course of his senate career. so he's seen a lot and he's seen a lot of heated debates. he said last night he was talking on a local tv station that he's not worried that he actually sort of enjoys the give-and-take. he is a bit of a target simply because he is part of that small group in the senate finance committee, he is the
they are about to solve the mystery of how people got it. dr. sanjay gupta breaks down the details. >> deep in the jungles of africa, nathan wolf is on the hunt, a pathogen hunter, looking to unlock the mystery of the source of malaria. he has been at it for more than a decade hunting the forest to take blood samples of animals they kill. through the blood samples and work with research animals, wolf says he and his team have solved the riddle. >> there is a particular chimpanzee in here, max. what has he taught us about viruses. >> what we found in max and the ivory coast is malaria pa parasites. we discovered it came from chim pansies. >> malaria comes from chimpanzees, we can say that are to sure? >> yes. >> how hoard was it to hunt malaria? >> it was pretty exciting for us to nail it. >> they nailed it by first identifying strains of malaria found in chimpanzees. it turns out they are nearly identical. the chimpanzee strain is older. all of that suggestion they pass malaria to humans. there is an interface so important because they can actually exchange viruses and pathogens. how does t
morning" continues. but first "house call" with dr. sanjay gupta starts right now. >> good morning. welcome to "house call," the show that helps you you live long he and stronger. i'm dr. sanjay gupta. first up
the conversation. >> quick program note. we are digging deeper on health care. david gergen, dr. sanjay gupta and others answering your questions. explaining the various proposals. health care and your bottom line at the top of the next hour. a gender test for a top female runner. her amazing speed and her looks have many wondering if this young woman is, in fact, a man. her family speaks out and a gender specialist who joins us live. >>> a new michael jackson raid. a beverly hills pharmacy. what were they looking for and what did they find? i'll tell you next on the program. i think i'll go with the preferred package. good choice. only meineke lets you choose the brake service that's right for you. and save 50% on pads and shoes. meineke. >>> the first family is on vacation and the white house is pleading with reporters and photographers to leave sasha and malia obama alone. first gary tuchman with the "360" news and business bulletin. >> "newsweek" magazine is reporting a post 9/11 interrogation tactics that the cia conducted mock executions of suspected terrorists. one detainee was threate
days. dr. sanjay gupta looks at some futuristic medicine in today's vital signs. >> reporter: afghanistan, a u.s. soldier points his weapon and looks out over a remote landscape. for these troops, miles away from the nearest field hospital, getting sick simply isn't an option. >> most of us have had the flu at one time or another, no matter how old or young you are, it could knock you for a loop. we don't want have to people going into battle that are not performing optimally. they put themselves at risk and the rest of the troops at risk. >> reporter: keeping soldiers disease free and combat ready. in 2006 ginsburg teams of scientist were given more than $6 million by the u.s. department of defense. their task? develop a device that could predict the onset of infecktuous disease before symptoms even appear. >> for more on this and other exciting medical advances go to our website cnn.com/vitalsigns. >>> for 364 days out of the year, it's a bustling port city which supported international trade for centuries. but for today, the japanese city of nagasaki is synonymous with a d
. dr. sanjay gupta takes another look. >> reporter: until recently, chuck o'connell would've never touched pepperoni pizza, too greasy, too spicy, for years he suffered from chronic heart burn, and as he got older, his symptoms got worse. >> it would get so gripping at times, you know, trying to just get a breath while coughing was very difficult. >> reporter: in fact, he began to black out and eventually fell down the stairs. that's when he went to the doctor and was diagnosed with a diagnosis that becomes more common in our 30s. the lines in our esophagus and stomach become thin as the muscle between relaxes, the contents of the stomach splashes back into the esophagus causing chest pain and coughing. >> you can't go out to eat when you want to, you have to sleep upright in bed, it interferes with your exercise. >> reporter: in chuck's case, his gurd with was so advanced, he needed surgery. but things like chocolate, caffeine, and alcohol are no-nos because they relax the muscles even more. in our 40s, a different problem can crop up, ulcers, one reason as we get older people gen
was apparently innocent. >>> we are live with dr. sanjay gupta with the behind the scenes look at the reality of csi. some people buy a car based on the deal they get. others by the car of their dreams. during the lexus golden opportunity sales event, you can do both. special lease offers now available on the 2009 es 350. >>> tonight a stunning new development in forensic science and it could be a major setback for prosecutors and police. researchers in israel said they could engineer dna and place the fake sample at a crime scene. if true, it could be a remarkable development. it is also a troubling one. dna has been used to exonerate hundreds of people wrongly convicted. we have a story of how it put an innocent man behind bars for decades and how a crime lab in texas was apparently responsible. >> reporter: this is ernest sonya's first day of freedom. behind bars since 1986 for a kidnapping and rape. are you angry ernest? >> i'm angry, but i'm not, you know, i forgive though. i forgive but i won't forget. >> reporter: sonnier is angry because he said he was innocent. once dna testing becam
and counter argument. >> dr. sanjay gupta, appreciate it. >> thanks, john. >>> the cost of doing nothing. the staggering amount of waste in health care. i think it's millions? billions? think higher, way higher. >>> also, the latest search involving michael jackson's doctor and the powerful drug that no one should get outside a hospital. jackson reportedly getting at home. thermacare® heatwraps. that's 8 hours while you wear it, plus an additional 8 hours of relief after you take it off! thermacare® delivers heat that penetrates deep, to relax, soothe and unlock tight muscles. after the heat gets really deep, my muscles do feel loose. even after i took thermacare® off, my back stayed loose for the next day. go to trythermacare.com and get up to 16 hours of pain relief... ...with thermacare® >>> as you have no doubt noticed, who could miss it, the debate over health care reform seems to be get louder. here at "360" we are committed to focusing on the facts. so tonight we are digging deeper on a new number recently thrown into the debate. $1.2 trillion. according to the accounting firm
of health care reform is a scary thing. our dr. sanjay gupta will separate fact from fear. >>> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says the obama administration is preparing for the worst and hoping for the best when it comes to the h1n1 swine flu. she says the -- they are optimistic that a vaccine will be available in mid-october and sebelius says it will probably be thanksgiving before high-priority populations are completely vaccinated against the virus. >>> all right, so many older americans who have insurance are afraid that reform will change their care for the worst. our chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta takes a closer look at what the reform bills are really saying. >> well, there is a term you hear a lot talking about health care reform, and that term is rationing. what does that mean? we came here to this intensive care unit at southern regional hospital to try to find out, and what we heard was a tale of three sisters. >> reporter: at 78, thelma is the youngest, and then there's caroline who is 80, and helen who is the oldest, she's 82. >> are y
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